Why do so many people identify with Ziggy? Because he represents the innocent side in everyone, the optimist who lives deep down and wants to see the good in everything. No matter how bad things get, Ziggy always finds the bright spot. Because he relates better to his animal friends than to people, this adorable underdog often contemplates the meaning of life with his cuddly and accepting pets. In every panel, his insecurities encourages us to laugh at ourselves and to take everything in stride. Syndicated since 1971, Ziggy is faithfully read by millions of readers every day. His message is one of hope and humor and hanging on to your dreams even when everything's got you down. Ziggy is a comic strip that has more than stood the test of time--with fun and spirit.
Ziggy is a "lovable, optimistic, funny-page favorite." --New York Times In the great tradition of Ben Franklin, Roy Rogers, and Forrest Gump, Ziggy delivers his own homespun philosophy for more than 75 million devoted fans. Tom Wilson's Ziggy often finds himself on the short end of the stick. Short on hair, short on pants, short on luck, and, well, at less than four feet tall, just plain short, this beloved comic Everyman never lets life's shortcomings get in the way of enjoying the company of friends, appreciating the beauty of a rainbow, or experiencing the best of what life has to offer. In Ziggy Comes Up Short, which features more than 40 weeks' worth of strips, Ziggy reminds us that even though we may find ourselves short on hair, pants, luck, or height, we are never without the ability to change perspectives, wade through life's gunk, and conquer triumphantly. Ziggy reminds us that even misadventure ends in adventure.
"Ziggy must be a part of me, because he feels as if he's been with me all my life. Whether it's snowmen, turkey legs, Christmas trees, or shopping, you can bet Ziggy will have something to say about it. You can also depend on this little bit of Everyperson to spin out a homespun philosophy that leaves you smiling, shaking your head just a bit, and saying, "You know, he's got something there." That's what makes Tom Wilson's Ziggy a hit with the 75 million readers who see the panel in more than 600 Sunday and daily newspapers around the world. And it's what promises to make Ziggy's Gift a memorable way to celebrate the holidays. Honoring the re-release of the movie Ziggy's Gift on DVD, this holiday-themed cartoon collection is the answer for any shopper looking for just the right combination of humor, warmth, and thoughtfulness. Ziggy is so approachable and easy to read, recipients won't be able to stop once they begin paging through the book. This holiday season, Ziggy is bringing with him a Christmas gift that will capture and warm the hearts of everyone. Ziggy's instantly recognizable persona fosters a built-in confidence among buyers who feel they know the character and feel comfortable giving this collection as a gift. Ziggy and the holidays are made for each other! Animation Festival Selects Ziggy's Gift as Feature Film
Few cartoon figures are more beloved and universally known than the diminutive Ziggy. His likeness is everywhere--millions of Ziggy books, calendars, mugs, and greeting cards have been sold, and he appears in over 600 daily and Sunday newspapers.
The woebegone adventures of a popular newspaper comic character are presented in a new collection that features Ziggy's perpetual state of optimism in the face of a life where everything persistently goes wrong. Original.